How will this be received by the guests who access shelter services?

Of the concerns brought to City staff by current shelter guests, the majority would be addressed with a new space in a different location. The congestion in lines at the soup kitchen and checking into the shelter would be gone, the location would be safer and not as accessible by predatory elements and folks could better work on their sobriety. We could have storage, there would not be a need to be forced onto the streets every morning, and a one-level space would allow staff to better monitor for safety and theft.

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1. Why do we need a new shelter?
2. What kinds of services would be offered at a new location?
3. Why should the City operate an emergency shelter?
4. Why should we provide shelter services to people who are not sober or struggling with their mental health?
5. Is there support for this project among other social service providers?
6. If the shelter were to move, how would people get to work, medical appointments, apartment showings, etc.
7. How will this be received by the guests who access shelter services?
8. How many people will this building serve and what do you do if/when you fill up?
9. How would you decide who gets beds if you fill up?
10. Why are you proposing a single floor shelter rather than a two floor model ?